Friday, 8 June 2018

The month of May for United

United Airlines dropped its May 2018 operational results on the aviation world this week. The carriers consolidated traffic - revenue passenger miles - increased 6.7 percent and consolidated capacity - available seat miles - increased 4.2 percent from the same period last year. Load factor was also up on the 2017 numbers with figures showing a 2 percentage rise,




May Highlights

Announced a total of $8.0 million in grants to benefit nine organizations over the next four years in our hub communities – Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark/New York and Washington, D.C, representing United's commitment to invest in and lift up the communities where many of its customers and employees live and work.
Unveiled new United Polaris Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport – the second of four Polaris lounges expected to open this year.
Announced the expansion of schedules at East Coast hubs in Newark/New York and Washington-Dulles to add new destinations, additional frequencies and larger two-cabin aircraft, and announced increased service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana's José Martí International Airport.
Announced a new relationship with The Private Suite, offering customers access to a newly built, private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.



Preliminary Operational Results


May

Year-to-Date


2018
2017
Change

2018
2017
Change









 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








Domestic
11,484,248
10,711,519
7.2%

50,688,816
47,851,280
5.9%

Mainline
9,399,820
8,849,499
6.2%

41,092,411
38,939,961
5.5%

Regional
2,084,428
1,862,020
11.9%

9,596,405
8,911,319
7.7%

International
8,250,068
7,789,692
5.9%

37,363,236
35,827,201
4.3%

Atlantic
3,738,527
3,296,343
13.4%

13,850,994
12,469,618
11.1%

Pacific
2,841,728
2,841,816
(0.0%)

13,949,325
13,743,272
1.5%

Latin
1,669,813
1,651,533
1.1%

9,562,917
9,614,311
(0.5%)

Mainline
1,598,957
1,583,008
1.0%

9,188,372
9,244,941
(0.6%)

Regional
70,856
68,525
3.4%

374,545
369,370
1.4%

Consolidated
19,734,316
18,501,211
6.7%

88,052,052
83,678,481
5.2%









AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








Domestic
13,264,365
12,453,324
6.5%

60,164,260
56,522,311
6.4%

Mainline
10,821,587
10,201,973
6.1%

48,448,179
45,647,192
6.1%

Regional
2,442,778
2,251,351
8.5%

11,716,081
10,875,119
7.7%

International
10,351,488
10,208,823
1.4%

47,858,748
47,087,822
1.6%

Atlantic
4,686,496
4,540,690
3.2%

18,264,317
17,571,370
3.9%

Pacific
3,658,851
3,641,810
0.5%

18,091,231
17,749,231
1.9%

Latin
2,006,141
2,026,323
(1.0%)

11,503,200
11,767,221
(2.2%)

Mainline
1,904,878
1,927,894
(1.2%)

10,991,109
11,227,772
(2.1%)

Regional
101,263
98,429
2.9%

512,091
539,449
(5.1%)

Consolidated
23,615,853
22,662,147
4.2%

108,023,008
103,610,133
4.3%









PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR








Domestic
86.6%
86.0%
0.6 pts

84.3%
84.7%
(0.4) pts

Mainline
86.9%
86.7%
0.2 pts

84.8%
85.3%
(0.5) pts

Regional
85.3%
82.7%
2.6 pts

81.9%
81.9%
0.0 pts

International
79.7%
76.3%
3.4 pts

78.1%
76.1%
2.0 pts

Atlantic
79.8%
72.6%
7.2 pts

75.8%
71.0%
4.8 pts

Pacific
77.7%
78.0%
(0.3) pts

77.1%
77.4%
(0.3) pts

Latin
83.2%
81.5%
1.7 pts

83.1%
81.7%
1.4 pts

Mainline
83.9%
82.1%
1.8 pts

83.6%
82.3%
1.3 pts

Regional
70.0%
69.6%
0.4 pts

73.1%
68.5%
4.6 pts

Consolidated
83.6%
81.6%
2.0 pts

81.5%
80.8%
0.7 pts









ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)








Mainline
9,705
9,217
5.3%

43,528
41,822
4.1%

Regional
3,817
3,390
12.6%

17,370
15,967
8.8%

Consolidated
13,522
12,607
7.3%

60,898
57,789
5.4%









CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)








Total
286,434
281,914
1.6%

1,384,342
1,295,758
6.8%









OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE








Mainline Departure Performance1
68.5
70.2
(1.7) pts





Mainline Completion Factor
99.4
99.8
(0.4) pts





1Based on mainline scheduled flights departing by or before scheduled departure time
Note: See Part II, Item 6, Selected Financial Data, of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

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